Tuesday, August 17, 2004

From the headline files

Here's one that could use a little tweaking:

Alleged
shooter
claims
self-defense

Thanks for already convicting him as the "shooter." And then there's that commonly poor use of the verb "claims." Repeat after me: that word connotes skepticism. It is best avoided except when talking about damages in a legal case. Asserts is the better word when describing the arguments one makes.

How about:
Shooting
suspect
asserts
self-defense

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